Well, I've done it. I knew I would! I just had to do it!
I've signed up to run the Cape Town Marathon in September. Scary but exciting too!
Description of the marathon taken from their website is below:
'The Cape Town Marathon will take place on Sunday 22 September 2103. The Marathon starts at 06:30 in Adderley Street, in front of the Cape Town Station in the city centre. The marathon route is fast (not sure about this bit!) and flat (or even this bit!) catering for elite athletes chasing fast times as well as beginners looking to finish their first marathon.
The route showcases the mountain, the sea, and all the major attractions of Cape Town. After the start in Cape Town's city centre the marathon route takes runners out to Rondebosch before looping back to the City via the V&A Waterfront, Sea Point the Green Point Common and finishes in Vlei Road (by Green Point Stadium). You will struggle to find a more beautiful setting for a city marathon. (And they call it 'flat'?!)
The route offers elite athletes the chance to post a fast marathon time and the eight hour cut-off allows first timers and walkers the chance to complete the distance with no pressure (No pressure??). It also showcases the mountain, sea and all the major attractions Cape Town has to offer.'
So... I will be starting my marathon training plan on 20 May.
I am also thinking of trying to raise some money for two charities. More about that later.
Best get those running shoes on!